[whatwg] Some <video> questions
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Sat May 3 13:53:00 PDT 2008
(This is only partially on-topic, so apologies in advance.)
> I would like to have a look at a convincing example supporting
> your argument...
The best examples are no longer on the internet, since Apple long ago
stopped advancing or evangelizing this capability of QuickTime.
Two references I can point you do are Inside QuickTime: Interactive
Movies, and the book Interactive QuickTime: Authoring Wired Media.
> ...that rationalized your demand that the video element should
> support arbitrary virtual machines, including Adobe Flash.
Any multimedia-centric runtime conceived or actively advanced during in the
1990s supports the kind of functionality you're talking about, which is why
it doesn't make sense to put Flash into a different box.
That's all kind of besides the main point, which is that it's a missed
opportunity that <video> will only support one format across browsers/OSs.
I'm okay with that, since this problem can be solved outside of HTML 5.
From: Křištof Želechovski [mailto:giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl]
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:59 AM
To: 'Charles'; 'WHAT working group'
Subject: RE: [whatwg] Some <video> questions
I replied as soon as I was able to review your example. You argued that a
QuickTime movie can be used to make the host computer execute arbitrary
algorithms and that rationalized your demand that the video element should
support arbitrary virtual machines, including Adobe Flash. I would like to
have a look at a convincing example supporting your argument; the one you
provided is not satisfactory because it is a mere redirection.
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Charles
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 7:18 PM
To: 'WHAT working group'
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Some <video> questions
Not sure why you're responding to a 3-month-old email or what "Turing
complete" has to do with anything (the QuickTime runtime is also Turing
complete), but feel free to ping me off-list if you have questions.
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